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Caribbean Nations File Lawsuit Demanding Slavery Reparations

JAMAICA-INDEPENDENCE-ANNIVERSARY

A lawsuit has been filed demanding reparations from the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands. Fourteen Caribbean nations have adopted plans to sue their former colonizers. Among these are Britain, France and the Netherlands. The suit claims that these nations are responsible for lingering harms which can be attributed to the slave trade.

The Associated Press reported that the leaders of a regional Caribbean Community consortium has put forth a 10-point plan seeking an official apology for the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The suit further demands a cancelation of debts to these nations and further assistance for cultural and educational institutions.

The British human rights firm Leigh Day has been hired by the Caribbean Community consortium, in order to pursue the case.

The human rights group has previously won $21.5 million for Kenyans who were tortured under the colonial era government of British-ruled Kenya.

(Article by M.B. David; image via Mladen Antonov — AFP / Getty Images)

Posted in: Politics, Racism, Slavery

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